Background Check

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy requires criminal background checks on all applicants accepted for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy professional program.

Background Check Policy

Immunization Requirements

The UGA College of Pharmacy requires all incoming students to provide evidence of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), current Tetanus vaccination (including Tdap), and evidence of immunity against Hepatitis B and Varicella Zoster (chicken pox). Students must also be tested for tuberculosis exposure using a 2 step tuberculin skin test or IGRA test (QuantiFERON-TB GOLD or TSPOT-TB). In the case of a positive tuberculin skin test or IGRA test, proof must be provided for the following items: positive tuberculin skin test result, current chest x-ray report (within 3 years), and a physician statement on the need for prophylactic treatment. If prescribed treatment has been completed, documentation of this will also be needed.

The physical exam must be completed within the past 12 months and be documented on our form below, unless it is completed at the UGA Student Health Center where students will be instead be given a letter on letterhead with the UGA College of Pharmacy certification statement included (Note: Be sure to inform the UGA Student Health Center the physical is for the College of Pharmacy).

For complete details on the immunization, testing and physical exam requirements, go to

Financial Aid

Requests for scholarships and loans are handled through the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid. The office is open year-round (with the exception of holidays), and the hours of operation are 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about financial aid and eligibility, you may call the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid at 706-542-6147 or visit

Seat Deposit

Congratulations on your acceptance to the UGA College of Pharmacy PharmD program. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your seat in the Class of 2023 (class entering fall 2019). Please review your acceptance letter for information regarding your deposit deadline. The deposit must be paid online at If you have any questions, contact Ms. Herda at


If you still have prerequisite courses to complete at the time you receive your admission offer, you must earn a C- or higher in any such courses. If you do not, your initial admission offer will be rescinded. Only two prerequisite courses may be taken after the spring semester (i.e., in Maymester or summer semester) and only one of those courses can be a math or science course (i.e., calculus, statistics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biology, anatomy/physiology, or microbiology).

  • Fall Courses: All admitted students must report their fall 2018 grades during the PharmCAS Academic Update period, which opens in mid-December. PharmCAS will send detailed information regarding the academic update.
  • Spring and/or Summer Courses: When students have completed their classes in spring 2019 and/or summer 2019, they must send their final transcripts to Susan Herda, UGA College of Pharmacy, 250 Green St., Athens, GA 30602.
College-wide Molly and Max Blank Student Enrichment Endowment

All UGA College of Pharmacy students (undergraduate, graduate and PharmD) with financial need are eligible to apply for the Molly and Max Blank Scholarship. Click here for details and an application form.